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150 miles into the Chesapeake Bay, the bustling town of Baltimore is a hub for angling action. From the waterfront park, to inshore rivers, and out to the bay itself, there’s no end to the fishing grounds you can explore. The best way of exploring them all is on a Baltimore fishing charter. Follow a professional guide on the way to success, as you go after some truly prized species.
 
Some of the creatures here will blow your mind. The East Coast favorite, Striped Bass – or Rockfish, as it’s known here – is everywhere. There’s also plenty of delicious Flounder, Tautog, Black Seabass, Trout, and Crab on offer. Bluefish, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sharks are also available for you to test your skills, so there’s something for all kinds of anglers.
 
And that’s reflected in the trips on offer. Beginners and families can take advantage of half day trips to test the waters. These are also a great way for any experienced angler to get their fix. Full day trips, however, will give you the best chance of filling the boat. Head boats are also an option for individual anglers or those on a budget, so take your pick!
 
While fishing is possible 365-days a year, you’ll want to beware of the weather. The fish can flee the Chesapeake Bay when it rains, so winter tends to see better action in the rivers. Peak season is spring through fall, when Rockfish and all Maryland’s favorite fish come out to play. Head down to one of the numerous marinas on the Patapsco and away you go.

 

Rules & Regulations

Baltimore fishing charters come with licenses covered for all those on board. All you’ll need to do is sign up for free to the Maryland Saltwater Angler Registry. For all other rules, such as size and bag limits, your professional captain will keep you in check.

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January

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade celebrates one of the country’s most influential civil rights campaigners in January. If you laugh in the face of winter, you can also enjoy the Polar Bear Plunge this time of year.

February

If you missed the Polar Bear Plunge but still want to get cold for a good cause, join Cupid’s Undie Run! This charity event sees runners sprint through town in nothing but their underwear.

March

Black Seabass is open for harvest in March and anglers take to the water in droves to catch this delicious fish. Tautog are also biting hard this time of year, making for some great food fishing.

April

Blue Crab and Striped Bass open for harvest in April, making it one of the most productive times to fish the Chesapeake Bay. Don’t be a fool, get out there and bag yourself some tasty fish!

May

The list of delicious fish just keeps getting longer as the weather warms up. Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tautog, Black Seabass, Crab, Stripers, Sheepshead, and Croakers are all in season!

June

River anglers have been enjoying catch and release fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass all spring, but from June on you can finally keep this freshwater delicacy.

July

Baltimore Artscape has been going since the 80’s, bringing the city's arts scene into full view with performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more. This is a chance to really get to know the city.

August

The heat of summer just makes the fish bite harder here in the Chesapeake Bay. Bag yourself some tasty Flounder and Crab, or battle monster Striped Bass for the perfect trophy or a great meal.

September

People say you shouldn’t eat Crab after summer. Don’t listen to them – crabbing is great in September! Pull in some tasty Rockfish before running your trotline and heading home with a real feast.

October

Baltimore Free Fall welcomes you to enjoy over 300 arts and cultural events for free. The festival spans most of the month, and there’s always something great to check out.

November

Charm City Fringe Festival gives you yet another chance to enjoy Baltimore’s great artistic and cultural scene. See rising stars in independent theater or check out some great live stand-up alongside hot fishing.

December

Celebrate the music of the King himself in The Night of 100 Elvises. This is exactly what it sounds like, with live performance of Elvis’ greatest hits. Not a fan? Escape the music and bag some Stripers instead!

Baltimore Fishing Calendar

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4-hour evening trip with Captain Jake
Bryan W. fished with Rockin N Rowan on August 12, 2019
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Make sure you have a back-up fishing plan in case the Bay is unable to navigate.
Whole day with captain Mike.
Stanley H. fished with Legal Hooker Charter Fishing on June 28, 2019
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Take snacks, lots of beverages, only 1 large cooler to take the fish home with you after they are filet.
Half Day on Lilly B
Randy K. fished with Lilly B Fishing Charters on May 26, 2019
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For us getting to Essex was easy and the marina was well laid out with plenty of parking. It has great access to the bay and all the places you want to fish.
Full day
David G. fished with Legal Hooker Charter Fishing on September 8, 2018
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Bring rain gear and be ready for anything
Excellent fishing Adventure with Captain Chuck
Leslie Q. fished with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service on August 18, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes I would... great area, and friendly community..
Full day with Capt. Jacob. Fully experienced, professional and easily conversent.
William E. fished with Rockin N Rowan on July 11, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Let the guide / captain do his job. He knows where the fish are.
JACOB WAS AMAZING!
Nicole B. fished with Rockin N Rowan on July 1, 2017
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Please SEEK Jacob he will make you first experience AMAZING!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Baltimore

According to customer reviews, Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, and Rockin N Rowan are some of the most popular fishing charters in Baltimore, Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Baltimore.

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, and Rockin N Rowan all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Baltimore.

The best way to experience fishing in Baltimore is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Baltimore, Maryland.

The top 7 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Baltimore are:

River anglers have been enjoying catch and release fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass all spring, but from June on you can finally keep this freshwater delicacy. Check availability for local fishing charters in Baltimore.

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